Shedding Light on Intersex
Hida says part of the reason she is comfortable with her intersex body is that she never felt pressure to choose a gender. "Society pressures you to choose sides just like they pressure mixed race people to decide. Tiger Woods talks about it. 'Are you really black or are you really white?'" she says. "I have both, and I'm not going to lie about it or deny it or hide it."
"I am so happy that I'm intersex and that I wasn't operated on or given hormone therapy," Hida says. "I would never change a thing."